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City of Vernon Utility Users Tax, Measure M (April 2013)

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A City of Vernon Utility Users Tax, Measure M ballot question was on the April 9, 2013 ballot for voters in the City of Vernon in Los Angeles County, where it was approved.[1]

Measure M imposes a utility users tax for 10 years at a rate of 1%. The tax will apply to electricity, gas, telecommunications, video and water services. An exemption is available for residential services to residents with disability and to low income households.

Measure M is written so that there is a cap of an aggregate, maximum annual amount of $250,000, for any one user for gas, electricity and water services.

Vernon had a population of about 112 residents as of the 2010 census. However, it had about 1,800 businesses, and the brunt of the tax will therefore naturally fall upon them.

Measure M will generate about $1.6 million in new revenue for the city each year.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Measure M: "Shall an ordinance be adopted to authorize, for a period of ten years, the levy of a 1% utility users' tax on electricity, gas, telecommunications, video and water utility services, with exemptions for residential services provided to persons with disabilities and low income households?"

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